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. the national institutes of health says former nfl linebacker junior seau had a degenerative brain disease linked to multiple head traumas when he committed suicide last spring. seau is the latest professional football player to be linked to a disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or cte. the findings could mean more trouble for the nfl, which is facing lawsuits involving some 2,000 players, claiming the nfl deliberately hid the dangers of head trauma. >> cnn has now confirmed the death of nfl superstar junior seau. >> reporter: on the second day of may last year, junior seau texted his ex-wife and children, "i love you," pointed a gun at his chest, and pulled the trigger. friends and family were left devastated, searching for answers. >> i don't understand who would do this to my son, but i pray to god, please, take me! take me. leave my son! but it's too late! >> reporter: when they learned the 20-year nfl football veteran took his own life, the primary question became, why? close friend marcus wiley spoke to espn shortly after his death. >> we were there for you, man. like,
these concussions. that what can it is nfl do about it? >> very little. they find them receivers in a similar position as the tobacco industry, you're never going to make a cigarette safe. similarly, you'll never make the sport of playing football safe, whether you're talking about the pee wee league, high school, pop warner or the nfl. the case of junior, it puts an exclamation point on now what are several years of new medical data we now know about the cost of playing football. >> now i look at that and i begin to think i don't know that i want my son playing football. i know college is already too dangerous, nfl college way too dangerous. what do you think would you stop your son from playing pee wee or high school football? >> it's an interesting question. my father-in-law was drafted by the dallas cowboys and always had dreams that my son now four years old would play football. two years ago, it was a real debate. my wife has drawn the line in the last year and said no way no how. my wife is not alone actually. over the last year, 1 million less kids are playing pop warner football than
, sleepless nights. bernie kosar former nfl quarterback has had them all after playing ball. now kosar says a new treatment has stopped his symptoms.  >>> as we got confirmation that junior seau did indeed suffer from the brain disease cte, another former nfl player who took multiple hits speaks with hope for his future. and we are talking about former browns quarterback bernie kosar. i hope the treatment he's getting really does work. >> yeah, so far it has given him great progress and i think that that's hope not only for bernie but for other players who might be suffering. bernie kosar, great player with the cleveland browns and a couple of other teams. 13 years in the nfl. suffered at least a dozen concussions that he knows of, and he used to keep a packet of smelling salts in his uniform in case he got dinged during a game. for the past decade he suffered from headaches and ringing in his ears, insomnia, slurred speech, but he said he's turned a corner thanks to groundbreaking medical treatment from tampa, florida, based doctor rickle stenogel. this is bernie. >> after a few wee
, and you know it's been the year of the smart phone, and as we are glued of course to nfl on fox for the playoffs, wouldn't it be nice to watch the game on the phone while waiting in line to pick up the food? we are with the man who will make it happen live at las vegas in the consumer electronics, show, liz? >> no football game looks good on any phone if it was all smudged up. i want to show you these. these are to gears. ceo of verizon, how many of you have nasty screens? okay, what is on here? fungus? it's growing on the verizon's ceo screen here. take this little thing, and this front part is the part that cleans the phone, okay? it cleans it, the backside polishes it. okay, now it's all better now. >> all right, thank you. >> all better. ceo of verizon gets special treatment. the keynote announcement, this afternoon -- >> right. >> is going to be the -- i'll watch any nfl game on my phone which is quite impressive. tell us about the deal, and, in fact, it's so important that roger is coming in for it. >> we're pleased roger joins us in the middle of the playoffs. we develope
on capitol hill. >>> time now for the morning line as robert griffin iii continues to recover. the nfl players association may launch an investigation into the handling of his injury. if they go forward, independent doctors will be brought in to see if the redskins followed the recommendations of their medical staff and in the nfl playoffs, two of the greatest players face off this weekend, ray lewis and peyton manning. denver is riding on an 11-game winning streak. but lewis insists his team is ready. this could be lewis' last game. he is set to retire when the ravens season is over. >>> witching gears to major league baseball, the league will now test for human growth hormone throughout the regular season and will step up efforts to check for the use of artificial testosterone. -- giving gears to major league baseball. >>> to hockey now, the caps back on the ice tuning up for the delayed start of the season. tomorrow morning, hockey is expected to officially be back. players have until 5:00 a.m. to cast the vote on the labor deal. the players union will announce the results shortly a
bowl victory. nfl teams are calling. we'll talk about it in sports. check out my new treadmill app. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with myql mobile. this amazingly useful app allows you to take pictures of your mortgage documents using an iphone or android smart phone... so you can easily send them to us. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ooh, la-la! >>> time for sports. bleacher report's vince is here, the fiesta bowl played last night and arizona and i've never heard of a one-point safety. >> i haven't either until i saw it. >> i'll give it to you. >> let's look into it. stay with me. it happened once in division i in 2004, texas and texas a&m but as you said in the fiesta bowl it happened again. here's how it goes down. oregon tried for an extra point, kansas state defender picks it up, retreats back to the end zone and laterals to a teammate and that's ruled a one-point safety for oregon. it's an obscure rule. in the nfl
saban, 5.5 million buck aes year. that's as a college coach. >> what's the highest paid nfl coach right now? >> it's like 7 million bucks. and brian kelly makes about 2.4. that will go up, too. he's not the most popular kelly in the country. oregon's chip kelly will stay in college, probably, and not go to the nfl. >> really? >> yeah. for my opinion, he was the head coach of the university of new hampshire eight years ago and now he's if most popular coach in the country. >> but he's not going to stay? >> they think he's going to stay in oregon now. >> will he be the highest paid coach now? >> i don't know if he'll get saban type money. most people, let's face it, don't care that much. right? >> oh. >> is that what you're saying? >> it's hard for me to say that because i might get in trouble. in terms of football and baseball and basketball it's still not there. but the people who love hockey go crazy for hockey. >> a nice little niche for nbc, too. >> does nbc lose on this? or it has to work when there's a strike? >> no, not anymore. >> now we pay. >> i know we pay for it. >> when you
20 minutes, a physical therapist who is a former nfl player that suffered an acl tear himself joins us to talk about what rehab could look like. >>> and good morning. thank you for watching 9 news. it is 6:00 a.m. >> it could look like hard work. >> definitely. but it's amazing that we start the walking as soon as it's over with. >> already had the surgery. >> i know. back on his feet. >> yeah. >> cheers. >> yeah. >>> welcome. glad you're here. take eightway. >> it's a comfortably cold
football took a new turn today. a brain analysis found former n.f.l. great junior seau was suffering from c.t.e., a degenerative brain disease, when he committed suicide last may. the national institutes of health said there were abnormalities widely linked to repetitive blows to the head. seau had been a star linebacker for 20 years before retiring in 2009. in economic news, american express announced it's cutting about 5,400 jobs as it restructures. the reductions will come mainly in the company's travel business. and on wall street, stocks had a good day, after reports suggesting the economic outlooks in china and europe may be improving. the dow jones industrial average gained more than 80 points to close at 13,471. the nasdaq rose nearly 16 points to close above 3,121. the standard and poor's 500 hit another five-year high, topping 1,470. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: a series of bombings across pakistan killed over 100 people today and injured scores more. a short while ago, ray suarez talked by phone to "new york times" reporter declan wal
life. the nfl playoffs have just begun. we're going to have our own playoffs here on "mad money," pitting the best performers in the dow jones average and the s&p 500 against each other until we wean it down to two contenders for our annual stock super bowl. if you want a football parallel, think of the s&p 500 as the afc and the dow's the nfc. although it's tough to talk about the nfc after watching rg3's knee give out yesterday. dr. james andrews in the huddle, that was something. tonight we start with the dow jones conference finals. with the two best performers in the index from 2012, they'll duke it out to see which makes it into the super bowl. as i like to say, you've heard it before, preparation is separation. no, actually, russell "president" wilson, says that from the seahawks. a little preparation is the sincerest form of flattery. last year the two biggest gainers in the dow were bank of america, up 109%, and home depot, up 47%. i think these are terrific stocks poised to do very well in 2013. say that right up-front. you could happily own both bank of america and ho
nfl linebacker junior seau suffered from neurodegenerative brain disease that can result from multiple hits to the head. the national institutes of health released the results today. seau's family donated his brain for examination after he fatally shot himself last year. >>> and down under, flames and fear. >> we saw tornadoes of fire coming across, towards us. and the next thing we knew, everything was on fire everywhere, all around us. >> so this is what they did to escape the wildfire in tasmania, australia. now that's a grandmother and five of her grandchildren taking cover in the water. under a jetty. these photos were taken by the grandfather, who you just heard from. the fire raged for three hours. three of those grandkids didn't know how to swim, and they had to hold on tight. they eventually got on a dinghy. 90 homes in the area went up in flames, including the grandparents' home. >>> in the northwest coast of australia, another incredible image. a red dust storm created by a tropical storm out at sea that's approaching land and we'll be right back. >>> unemployment in the eur
in the country. obviously the nfl is first. dem of course gras 18 to 24 which is important for the advertisers. 18 to 24-year-olds are predominantly college fans as opposed to baseball fans that skew much older. lori: you have four brands, toe seat toes, vizio, which rotate sponsorship the title game. >> right. lori: $10 million, discover is this year's sponsor. what is the projected take for them. >> somewhere around there. tonight will be very interesting. there are prognostications this might set a record for the all-time rating record for a college football championship fame. that will be really hard to overcome. we're looking 35.6 million people. need more people than that to tune in. but here's the thing. is that because of those numbers and because of the projections, there are, the future for the bcs in two years, they're going to have a four-team playoff system. that will be an estimated $470 million annually spread out around all the conferences. that is over double than what bcs is bringing in right now. lori: potential college students in high school need to look at this and use it
of their full ride scholarship, how about a stipend? that is the proposal? nfl agent eugene lee joins us as he often does to comment on football and occasionally sports too. welcome back. this is a proposal and it will be a stipend. i don't know how much better is a limited stipend like spending money. you approve? >> i approve 100%. the student athletes, a lot of which come from lower-income background are generating huge revenue for schools, the estimated payout from a title game on monday which included my alma mater was $44 million to $48 million between notre dame and alabama. stuart: it would be split between notre dame and crimson tide alabama? they won. they split that money and you are saying there's such huge amounts of money involved at least some of its should go to the players in the form of a form of pay. you approve of this? >> i do. stuart: is a limited thing, it is a stipend. doesn't amount to a couple million-a-year. >> spending money. the argument goes the demand of being a student athlete in a high revenue generating sport like football or basketball you don't have time wit
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with attitudes such as yours. >> he's an nfl quarterback. >> i actually thought mark was going to make the opposite point because the way they've handled strasburg with the nationals has been a model of caution and it's worked out really well for the nationals. i'm with the anti-shanahan caucus here. i'll also say that even if you take the rg3 thing out, pete carroll outcoached shanahan all game long. beyond even the decision to keep the quarterback in. shanahan made four, five huge mistakes in coaching over the course of the game. i think you have a reason to fire him even if he hadn't screwed up the rg3 thing. >> i would argue going fourth down and 14, that that was a big mistake. >> yeah. >> there were still 4:30 left or something. >> that's more time than is left in this block. >> even if you weren't concerned about the health of rg3, what about the health of your team winning the game? he couldn't use his leg. he couldn't throw the ball. he hit his hand on somebody's helmet. it gives you a better chance to win. >> it's not as if what happened last night on the field is not going t
these nfl players? he's got this injury and then insists on being in the game. and this could cost him his career. i don't understand the mental y mentality. >> i can understand robert griffin iii wanting to play. >> i understand that but it's not a wise decision at that moment because your career could be over. >> i think it's the coach's job job to take care of you and the team. >> that's true. >>> turn on household appliances and even start your car without getting out of bed? that and more will be shown off at the consumer electronics show starting today. boy, that would be the ultimate for me. we have a preview for you coming up. >>> plus, one mother's horror of waking up to see a snake wrapped around her daughter's arm. >> snakes and squids on "early start." happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so...
weeks. meanwhile, the nfl playoffs are off to a wild start as the washington redskins lost quarterback robert griffin iii to a knee injury, costing them the game against the seattle seahawks. >>> and linebacker ray lewis went out on top, taking the vikings to victory in the final home game before retiring. he has the dance and all. >>> tonight, alabama and notre dame face off in the bcs championship game in miami. it's now 7:15. back to matt, savannah and al. could be a new dance craze. >> he has been doing that one for a while. who do we like in the game tonight? >> i don't know. i'm going to be neutral officially. real courageous. >> i think alabama is going to win. i do. >> notre dame? >> i just like the little leprechaun, like regis philbin, you know? >> it should be a great game. >> mr. roker, what have you got? >> snow back to the interior mountains, winter storm warnings and watches and weather advisories in effect. along the coast as we move to the south, cold. upper level low. look at the snowfall amounts there. we're talking anywhere from six to 12 inches of snow, four inches
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